Accession Number : ADD015075

Title :   Guideable Stores.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 30 Apr 90, patented 27 Aug 91,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Travor, Bruce W ; McEachern, James F ; Marshall, Frank P

Report Date : 27 Aug 1991

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : A guideable sonobuoy is disclosed that is ejected from a moving aircraft into the free steam with a ring wing opened to guide the buoy along a predetermined flight path. While the buoy remains packed inside a launch container, the ring wing, made of spring steel, is collapsed around the nose portion thereof. Once launched, the ring wing will fly the buoy to a predetermined destination.

Descriptors :   AIRCRAFT, BUOYS, CONTAINERS, FLIGHT PATHS, LAUNCHING, MOTION, NOSES, RING WINGS, SONOBUOYS, SPRINGS, STEAM, STEEL

Subject Categories : Acoustic Detection and Detectors
      Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE